North America

Budding revival in Montreal?

Budding revival in Montreal?

September 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Transform Quebec hopes to multiply churches MONTREAL — When someone presented the idea of planting a church here to Marc Pilon, he wondered, “What’s the sense of having one more church that doesn’t reach Quebec?” During the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s, the church in Quebec saw attendance decrease rapidlyRead More

Laura Lamont (right) with her mother, Carmela Saulle.

Staten Island survivor recounts terrifying night

July 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

By Jacqueline Watson and Jim Killam As a ReachGlobal Crisis Response team installs insulation and hangs sheetrock in her Staten Island home, Laura Lamont can scarcely believe the transformation. Nightmarish memories are giving way to hope. Last October, Hurricane Sandy roared ashore, swamping the working-class Midland Beach neighborhood. Laura’s small,Read More

Rebuilding homes and lives after Hurricane Sandy

Rebuilding homes and lives after Hurricane Sandy

July 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

Hurricane Sandy may be a fading memory for most Americans, but in New York and New Jersey, recovering from the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster will take years. Here’s a video report on the cooperative effort between Salem Evangelical Free Church of Staten Island, N.Y., and ReachGlobal Crisis Response. Volunteer teamsRead More

After Sandy, help for the long haul in NY, NJ

After Sandy, help for the long haul in NY, NJ

May 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm 0 comments

In the seven months since Hurricane Sandy roared into the Jersey Shore, the public’s attention has moved on. That doesn’t mean communities don’t still face months and years of recovery work. The barrier island of Brigantine, adjacent to Atlantic City, saw more than 2,500 homes swamped Oct. 30. About 500Read More

Destruction’s doorstep in Alabama

Destruction’s doorstep in Alabama

May 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

A tornado really does sound like a train, survivors say – the rumbling growl of destruction bearing right down on you. That horrible noise ripped through north Madison County, Alabama, on Wednesday, April 27. Since then, it has given way to much more encouraging sounds: The buzz of chainsaws onRead More